Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 3
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Want to kickstart your administrative career? Or perhaps you want to formalise your existing skills? Then this is the qualification for you! It takes systems knowledge and expertise to provide great service to the rest of the team and increase productivity. This programme will give you the skills you need to help take your career to the next level.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 16 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 3
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Have you recently become a team leader? Or do you feel that you have the potential to be appointed into a team leader role? Then this is the qualification for you! This programme will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to effective team performance and the potential to be successful in a leadership role within a team. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 18 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 3
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

This fully online qualification will enable you to prepare for a small business (an entity that is either owner-operated or employs no more than 20 people). This includes being able to identify and assess the opportunities and requirements for small business. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • Part-time ONLY
  • Level 3
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a greater level of confidence working in the digital tools and technologies space? Or perhaps you want to pursue new career opportunities in this area? Understanding, getting to grips with and using digital tools and technology is essential in today’s business world and this Certificate will give you the confidence and skill to move forward.

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 19 weeks full-time; part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

IT is a global industry and the right qualification will create a whole world of opportunities for you. If you've decided that a career in IT is what you're after then this qualification is a great starting point. On completion of this programme, you'll be ready to seek our entry-level roles in the IT industry or with further study, career possibilities include business computing, technical support, hardware, software, database, web development and much more.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 18 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 4
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to start, operate, grow and sustain a small business in New Zealand. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue further, higher-level study. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 4
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Take that next step in your career by learning the finer points of delivering great administrative support. Are you already working in an administrative role and looking for that next challenge? This programme will give you the skills and confidence to do just that and will enhance your career prospects.

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 19 weeks full-time/44 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to support the successful completion of projects? This online qualification will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the management of a project and to take responsibility for some parts of a project under broad guidance. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 19 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Sept and Nov 2018
  • Apply anytime

Gain the skills to work in a senior retail, customer services or specialist role in the retail sector with this fully online programme. This may include retail sales, merchandising or specialist technical knowledge areas. This qualification is also ideal if you are already working in these roles and need a credential to support your career progression in a range of organisations in the retail sector. This programme is subject to minimum numbers and is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 19 weeks full-time; part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want to learn how to manage an effective team to achieve organisational goals? This fully online qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a first line manager with responsibility for the performance of others in a business entity. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 13 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Have you spent years learning your trade? Are you now ready to pass on your knowledge to others? If it’s a love of teaching, a passion for trade or a desire to help others achieve success, this Certificate will give you the skills and tools you need to share your knowledge and experience. If you aspire to a career in adult and tertiary teaching or training, this is a fantastic programme to set you on your teaching career.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Human Resources Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 34 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 5
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Kick-start your career in Human Resources! Graduate with the skills and knowledge to be employed in entry-level Human Resource roles in a range of business entities. You could also apply what you learn to supervisory or first-line management roles.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Marketing and Sales) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 34 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 5
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Graduates of this course will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in marketing and sales entry-level roles, such as: marketing assistant, junior account manager, sales representative, digital marketing assistant. They may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer marketing and sales functions.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 34 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 5
  • Starts Monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a career in project management? Enrol in this fully-online qualification and gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully manage projects from the initial planning stage through to completion.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 34 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 5
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Gain the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/leader in roles at an operational level within New Zealand business entities. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 34 weeks full-time; part-time options available
  • Level 5
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

If finance and accounting aren’t your core strengths, then it can sometimes be a challenge contributing at a senior level within an organisation. This fully online programme is ideal if you are already charging forward with your career in the corporate sector but need additional accounting skills or if you are already operating in a finance role but want to formalise your skills.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 40 weeks full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts - monthly intakes
  • Apply anytime

Focus on the skills you need to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects. During this fully online programme, you will learn how to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet the needs of a business/organisation. This programme is available online only.

Courses from the Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Online
  • 10 weeks part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Aug, 2018; March, May and Aug, 2019
  • Apply anytime

These fully online business courses will enable you to gain the understanding and expertise to work in a range of dynamic management environments at operational and strategic levels.

Courses from the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

  • Online
  • 10 weeks part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Aug, 2018; March, May and Aug, 2019
  • Apply anytime

These fully online business courses will enable you to broaden your management understanding and capabilities. Develop a sound understanding of the dynamic environment in which managers operate, enabling you to apply that knowledge at organisational and strategic levels in a range of industries and organisations.